Westernization of Chinese adults and increased subclinical atherosclerosis.

  title={Westernization of Chinese adults and increased subclinical atherosclerosis.},
  author={Kam Sang Woo and Ping Chook and Olli T. Raitakari and Brendan McQuillan and Jian Z Feng and David Stephen Celermajer},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  volume={19 10},
Cardiovascular event rates are much lower in China compared with developed countries. "Westernization" of diet and lifestyle in the Chinese, however, may lead to an increased prevalence of atherosclerosis-related diseases. Because carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis, we examined IMT and vascular risk profile in community-based groups of rural Chinese, Westernized urban Chinese, and urban whites. Mean IMT of the common carotid artery was measured in… CONTINUE READING